March 25, 2007 |
The life after 1: Talk about the little penguin that could. Leading into the Oscars, the odds-on favorite for the animation Academy Award was Pixar-Disney's summer blockbuster, "Cars." After all, the CGI-animated film had picked up the Golden Globe and won the Annie Award for the best of 2006. So it was quite an upset when George Miller's dancing penguin movie, "Happy Feet," which debuts on DVD Tuesday, ended up winning the Academy Award.
April 7, 2006 |
Girls, be warned: There's a chance your prom date will show up at your door on the big night not in a classic tuxedo but in a velvet suit. Or even jeans. Who's to blame for breaking a generations-old tradition? All the young fashion fans who mimic what they see on the red carpet. Teenage boys are taking cues for prom fashion from their favorite singers and bands who take certain liberties with formal dress codes, says "American Idol" stylist Miles Siggins.
March 5, 2006 |
Tonight, while the rest of America is ignoring the Oscars telecast, I will be attending my first honest-to-God, A-list, gift-bag Hollywood party. I won't tell you whose party it is, but they don't come any bigger. This man could buy and sell me a thousand times over. Come to think of it he'd probably just rent me.
May 18, 2005 |
If an elite black-tie awards dinner in Beverly Hills isn't No. 1 on the list of Neil Young's Least Favorite Hangouts, it'd be a lock for the Top 5. Yet there was the elusive, unpredictable rocker Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel among 800 music industry heavyweights -- guest of honor, no less, at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' annual pop music awards.
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February 15, 2005 |
For Calvin Valrie, a rented black Infiniti QX56 was the perfect accessory to match Valentine's Day and Grammy Award parties over the weekend. The 29-year-old selects cars like outfits for each occasion. Both are critical in shaping the image he wishes to project. "In Los Angeles it's all about the flash," said Valrie, who rents cars as often as eight times a month. "People pay attention to the things that shine the most."
April 4, 2004
It was interesting to read "Elegance Still a Cruise Essential" [Letters, March 21]. I average three cruises a year and have cruised the gamut from Windstar to Windjammer. I travel only with carry-on baggage, which holds my snorkel gear and a few changes of underwear and T-shirts. For formal nights, I don a pair of long pants, a Mexican wedding shirt and shoes, so as not to offend my more formally clad shipmates. Obviously, I never eat in the main dining room. Many cruise ships have alternative dining areas available where my more casual style of cruise wear is acceptable.
January 26, 2004 |
When women who aren't famous dress for a black-tie event, they often haul out whatever black dress fits, slap on their good jewelry and head out. We expect more of actresses who are courted by world-class designers, and fortunately a number of stars at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday didn't disappoint, notably Uma Thurman, Charlize Theron, Sarah Jessica Parker and Marg Helgenberger.
September 7, 2003 |
Cruise industry veterans Frank Del Rio, formerly head of Renaissance Cruises, and Joseph A. Waters, formerly chief at Crystal Cruises, launched their new cruise company last month, and the result, Oceania Cruises, is an interesting mix of the two luxury lines. Its first ship, Regatta, weighs 30,200 tons and carries 684 passengers, which in itself raises its class in many passengers' eyes. Regatta feels like a luxury hotel.
July 29, 2002 |
Whether he was played by Sean Connery, Roger Moore or Pierce Brosnan, James Bond epitomized the upper-class spy: a suave sophisticate, most comfortable in a tuxedo and high-priced sports car. Xander Cage, the spy played by Vin Diesel in the upcoming action thriller "XXX," is something else again: rough, unpolished and crass--and proud of it. As Cage likes to say, he wants his drink "shaken and stirred."